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DHEC closes some shellfish harvesting beds in Georgetown County

For Immediate Release 
September 26, 2018

COLUMBIA, S.C. - The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has closed some shellfish harvesting beds in Georgetown County due to flooding from Hurricane Florence, the agency announced today. 

"This closure affects all shellfish harvesting from North Inlet south to the South Santee River," said Mike Pearson, manager of DHEC's Shellfish Sanitation Section. "The affected area will reopen once water quality data indicate that bacteria levels are once again suitable for shellfish harvesting." 

For more information on clam and oyster harvesting areas in Georgetown County, call DHEC's Myrtle Beach Environmental Affairs Office at 843-238-4378.

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